Hamelin Brands is part of Hamelin, one of Europe’s leading stationery manufacturers.

You can read about the heritage of Hamelin on the right..


1864-2011 The History of Hamelin

1864 Papeteries Hamelin founded by Ernest Hamelin. Papereries Hamelin was based in the cité Gardin in Caen. Their activity mainly consisted in making accounts ledgers.
1945 Robert Hamelin changed the focus of the company starting to make notebooks and pads.
1960 Papeteries Hamelin became the market leader in the school supplies market in France.
1970 Robert Hamelin & Jacques Piattier acquired a number of companies that specialised in books and pads, filing, and envelopes.
1990 Stéphane Hamelin & Jacques Piattier continued to expand the group within Europe.
2005 Groupe Hamelin acquired John Dickinson Stationery Limited, owners of the Black n' Red, Basildon Bond and Cambridge brands in the UK.
2007 Acquisition of Canson (€90m turnover, 415 employees) known throughout the world for the quality of its fine arts papers.
2011 Groupe Hamelin joined forces with our sister Brand Elba to form Hamelin Brands.